Police of the Republic of Armenia

The Police of the Republic of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի Հանրապետության ոստիկանությունը ) is the national police of Armenia.[1][2] The head is Vladimir Gasparyan, in office since 1 November 2011.[3]


The activities of the Police are directed by the Chief of the Police, who is appointed by the President of Armenia at the nomination of the Prime Minister of Armenia.[1] The Chief has one First Deputy and several Deputies,[4] appointed by the President upon nomination by the Chief.[1]

The Commander of the Police Troops is appointed by the President and serves as ex officio Deputy Chief of the Police.[1] Each of the Deputy Chiefs is assigned a sphere of responsibility by the Chief of Police, who is also assisted by a group of Advisers.[1]


The Police are organised into the Central Body, and 11 geographic divisions.[1]

Central Body

The Departments of the Central Body are:[1] Headquarters, Combating Organized Crime Main Department, Criminal Investigations Main Department, Investigative Main Department, Public Order Department, Personnel Department, Information Centre, Public Relations and Press Department, Finances and Economic Affairs Department, Administration, Department of Road Inspection, Passports and Visas Department, State Protection Department, Criminal Forensics and Legal Affairs Department, as well as the National Central Bureau of Interpol.

National Central Bureau

The NCB is divided into three divisions:[4][5]


There is one police department for the city of Yerevan, and one for each of the 10 Marzer.

Uniforms and equipment

Decrees passed in October 2002 and April 2003 set the rules for police officers' uniforms.[1] Police personnel are armed primarily with Soviet-made firearms and ammunition, including Makarov PM and TT handguns, and AKS, AKM, and AK-74 automatic rifles.[1]

See also


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